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Novel Society: Adults Read Teen Lit
We'll be discussing The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - Thursday, February 23 @ 7:00.
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
Nicola Yoon is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her family. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.
Society members will receive a 20% discount on titles chosen for discussion and ocassional access to pre-publication previews of new books from well-known as well as up-and-coming authors. Other surprises may also be in store – remember, this is Hicklebee’s…
Novel Society facilitator, Renee Ting was the President and Publisher of Shen’s Books, a small press specializing in multicultural children’s literature. As a publisher, she has been reading, evaluating, producing, and marketing children’s content for over ten years. Prior to heading Shen’s Books, Renee worked at several children’s book and music stores, including Linden Tree and Storyopolis. She is a graduate of Harvard University with a BA in music, and is the author of The Prince’s Diary.
"...a deep dive into love and chance and self-determination — and the many ways humans affect one another, often without even knowing it." — New York Times, Book Review
"...lays bare the hopes, dreams and regrets of everyone from family members to complete strangers...Fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." GRADE A — Entertainment Weekly
"Beautifully crafted." —People Magazine
★ “Lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart." — Booklist, starred review
★"Profound . . . both deeply moving and satisfying." — Kirkus, starred review
★ "A moving and suspenseful portrayal of a fleeting relationship." — Publisher's Weekly, starred review
★ “Fresh and compelling.” — The Horn Book, Starred Review
★“Yoon manages a love story that is smart without being cynical, heartwarming without being cloying, and schmaltzy in all the best ways.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review
★"An exhilarating, hopeful novel exploring identity, family, the love of science and the science of love, dark matter and interconnectedness..." —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review